2019 Rochester Knighthawks season

The Rochester Knighthawks were a lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York, that played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2019 season was the 25th and final in franchise history. The roster and personnel were moved to Halifax for the 2020 season to form the Halifax Thunderbirds, while Pegula Sports and Entertainment took over an expansion franchise in Rochester, retaining the team's intellectual property.

2019 Rochester Knighthawks
LeagueNLL
Division5th East
2019 record6-12
Home record4-5
Road record2-7
Goals for212
Goals against226
General ManagerCurt Styres
CoachMike Hasen
CaptainScott Campbell
Cody Jamieson
Alternate captainsPaul Dawson
Graeme Hossack
Cody Jamieson
ArenaBlue Cross Arena

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Reference: [1]

East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Buffalo Banditsxyz18144.7780.07–27–2244186+5813.5610.33
2Georgia Swarmx18126.6672.07–25–4230210+2012.7811.67
3Toronto Rockx18126.6672.08–14–5213207+611.8311.50
4New England Black Wolvesx1899.5005.07–22–7213223-1011.8312.39
5Rochester Knighthawks18612.3338.04–52–7212226-1411.7812.56
6Philadelphia Wings18414.22210.03–61–8218246-2812.1113.67
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rushxy18117.6110.07–24–5222202+2012.3311.22
2San Diego Sealsx18108.5561.06–34–5208217-911.5612.06
3Calgary Roughnecksx18108.5561.05–45–4212201+1111.7811.17
4Colorado Mammothx18612.3335.03–63–6181193-1210.0610.72
5Vancouver Warriors18513.2786.03–62–7179221-429.9412.28

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 December 29, 2018 Philadelphia Wings Blue Cross Arena W 13–9 8,144 1–0
2 January 5, 2019 @ Buffalo Bandits KeyBank Center L 4–13 12,480 1–1
3 January 12, 2019 @ San Diego Seals Valley View Casino Center L 10–12 12,075 1–2
4 January 19, 2019 @ Saskatchewan Rush SaskTel Centre L 7–12 13,590 1–3
5 January 26, 2019 Buffalo Bandits Blue Cross Arena W 18–13 8,337 2–3
6 February 1, 2019 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) L 14–15 OT 10,210 2–4
7 February 2, 2019 Georgia Swarm Blue Cross Arena L 12–16 7,478 2–5
8 February 9, 2019 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena L 13–16 5,766 2–6
9 February 22, 2019 Buffalo Bandits Blue Cross Arena L 9–16 6,672 2–7
10 March 2, 2019 @ Georgia Swarm Infinite Energy Arena L 11–15 8,410 2–8
11 March 15, 2019 Georgia Swarm Blue Cross Arena L 14–15 5,428 2–9
12 March 16, 2019 @ Toronto Rock Scotiabank Arena L 13–15 12,873 2–10
13 March 23, 2019 Calgary Roughnecks Blue Cross Arena L 9–12 5,394 2–11
14 March 31, 2019 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena W 13–8 5,545 3–11
15 April 6, 2019 Toronto Rock Blue Cross Arena W 12–10 4,977 4–11
16 April 12, 2019 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 10–9 OT 13,202 5–11
17 April 20, 2019 Vancouver Warriors Blue Cross Arena W 18–6 5,376 6–11
18 April 27, 2019 New England Black Wolves Blue Cross Arena L 12–14 6,158 6–12

RosterEdit

Rochester Knighthawks roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 76   Warren Hill
  • 55   Angus Goodleaf
Defensemen
  • 25   James Barclay
  • 37   Scott Campbell (C)
  •  2   Paul Dawson (A)
  • 12   Oran Horn
  •  4   Graeme Hossack (A)
  • 29   Ian Llord
  • 45   Luc Magnan
  • 73   Leland Powless
  •  9   Darryl Robertson
  • 20   Luke Van Schepen
  • 21   Eric Shewell
  • 18   Jake Withers
Forwards
Transition
  • 10   Brad Gillies
Practice Squad
  •  7   Cam Milligan
Injured Reserve
Unable to play
  • 13   Brandon Robinson
Head Coach
  • Mike Hasen
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2019-01-18
NLL Transactions

Entry DraftEdit

The 2018 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 25, 2018.[2] The Knighthawks made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 9 James Barclay
2 16 Luke Van Schepen
3 36 Oran Horn
4 40 Nick Damude
4 49 Dawson Theede
5 62 Dylan Riley
6 73 Leland Powless

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 25, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2017.